Curl and wget of Linux commands, curl and get have many similarities, such as the following downloads.
To make a difference, curl is better at simulating web requests because it can customize various request parameters. Wget is better at downloading files because it supports ftp.
Definitions of curl and wget
Wget – The non-interactive network downloader.
GNU Wget is a free utility for non-interactive download of files from the Web. It supports HTTP, HTTPS, and FTP protocols, as well as retrieval through HTTP proxies.
curl – transfer a URL
curl is a tool to transfer data from or to a server, using one of the supported protocols (DICT, FILE, FTP, FTPS, GOPHER, HTTP, HTTPS, IMAP, IMAPS, LDAP, LDAPS, POP3, POP3S, RTMP, RTSP, SCP, SFTP, SMB, SMBS, SMTP, SMTPS, TELNET and TFTP). The command is designed to work without user interaction.
Use of curl and wget
➜ wget https://www.linuxcommands.site/test
➜ curl -O https://www.linuxcommands.site/test
#O uppercase, no O just print content will not download
➜ curl -O -C - https://www.linuxcommands.site/test
#C uppercase, note that the parameter for the resume of
the breakpoint is -C. To automatically resume the transmission,
use "-C-", otherwise you need to manually specify the byte
position of the breakpoint.
➜ wget -c https://www.linuxcommands.site/test